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Goldberg: Gruber controversy represents ‘everything that’s wrong with liberalism’

National Review's Jonah Goldberg said Monday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that embattled Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber's comments referring to American voters as "stupid" exemplify problems that go far beyond the Affordable Care Act.


National Review’s Jonah Goldberg said Monday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that embattled ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber’s comments about the "stupidity" of American voters “exemplify problems that go far beyond the Affordable Care Act."

“This spectacle represents not just everything that’s wrong with the Obama administration, but sort of everything that’s wrong with liberalism, and a lot that’s wrong with America itself,” Goldberg said, adding, “You’ve got this guy who is pretending to be an objective, independent analyst… being touted around through a transmission belt of liberal journalists, who all are pretending to be objective analysts too, quoting each other… all with the help of the White House, which went along with this soup to nuts, a process this guy says was all about lies and misleading the American people.”

Moreover, Goldberg said the White House has continued to mislead the public since news broke on the Gruber comments.

“When caught about it, the same administration tries to dismiss him as if he was some sort of… random White House intruder,” he said. “The whole thing stinks.”

As for the Affordable Care Act itself, Goldberg called it a law that “makes American life more complex” and allows a “leeching new class of people… [to] profit from the complexity they’re imposing on the society.”